Filter Cafe


Filter Cafe is getting a new space, and we are designing it. The Wicker Park stalwart coffeehouse was displaced by BofA from the Flatiron building at six corners. The project is on pace for LEED-CI, certified level!

Filter Cafe update: We will be wrapping up construction drawings in the next two weeks, after which we will submit to the Department of Buildings and Health Department for permits.  Sandblasting just wrapped up and has taken off about fifty years of grime, check out the photos.

We have identified some local sources for reclaimed wood planks (just up the street, as a matter of fact) to use for flooring and ceiling finish. The soft tones of the wood should juxtapose nicely with the exposed masonry walls. UPDATE: Check out this great piece by Tasting Table on the renovated Filter.

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Filter is also planning to roast their own fair trade beans on site.  We are thinking about locating the roaster so everyone can check it out, but where it will not have an adverse impact on the noise level, those things tend to get jet-engine-like.

I’ll keep you updated on our LEED progress and finish material choices.

EDITOR’S NOTE: We have updated this post slightly as of March 13, 2017.